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How do i draw the structure of O-iodotoulene?

  1. Jan 10, 2005 #1
    how do i draw the structure of O-iodotoluene?

    O-iodotoluene

    what does the O- stand for?
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2005
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  3. Jan 10, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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    It comes form "Ortho" ("straight" in Ancient Greek).You know that on a cycle of benzene,2 radicals can ocupy 3 distinct positions
    "ortho","meta" and "para".In this case,it's Iod and methyl.

    Daniel.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2005 #3
    Could that O mean Ortho? Aromatic coumpounds can be said to be para, ortho or meta directing, depending on where the substituent is likely to be placed. Sounds familiar?

    Uh, oh... Dextercyboy was too fast. :)
     
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  5. Jan 10, 2005 #4
    k thx i get it now...
     
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